Help & Advice
Here are 11 factors to consider when buying a mattress or bed
1. Mattress Firmness
It must always be supportive — we don't do soggy! We sell mattresses with comfortable lumbar support and beds that remain flat to fully support your mattresses. All our mattresses are double-sided, lasting twice as long as single-sided mattresses — plus they are far more comfortable year after year.
Limited budget? Whatever the amount you spend with us, you will always receive better value for your money. The best mattresses you can buy cost a lot less from us.
3. Home trial
A free home trial is the only way you will really know if a mattress suits you. We've been offering free trials for over 17 years. It's a safe and accurate way to know that a mattress suits you. That's what we offer a 10 Week Free Trial that includes our mattresses, beds, and furniture.
4. Free returns
Ours is a money back proposition (as opposed to a forced credit towards other in-store products); complete with our "no quibbles" free return collection. A proper free trial on all our mattresses, beds, and furniture.
5. Built to last
A mattress can't be "rolled in a box" and give lasting support. All our mattresses are sturdy and reliable, hand made and conveniently delivered into the room of your choice free of charge.
6. Natural fillers and covers
None of the sleeping layers within our mattresses include any foams (plastic), latex (rubber) or "cooling gels" (mumbo jumbo for plastic).
They do, however, contain natural mattress covers and fillers that always help you sleep better — that is: cooler in the summer and warm during the winter.
Foam and latex mattresses often claim that being tested by machines is a sign of quality. The fact is, the "roller testing" is conducted without the endless hours of body heat endured by any mattress. Within two years, foam and latex mattress layers begin to crumble and lump up due to body heat. The simulated sleep roller tested mattresses have only been tested over a matter of 48 hours with rollers that do not give continuous pressure, unlike a mattress in normal use, which will receive over 24,000 hours of consistent pressure and heat from the human body.
The highly acclaimed tests that are conducted and bragged about by "award winning mattresses", only prove durability in the first short period of a mattress's life. Roller tests actually give very positive results for foam and foam highbred mattress products. Unfortunately, this masks the fact that they deliver very poor quality of support over any reasonable time and that people tend to overheat while sleeping on them.
Our quality mattress springs, fillers, and covers last much longer and deliver a much higher level of the properties required for a good night's sleeping during years, honouring the guarantees that they promise.
Asthma, skin allergies, and toxic fungi can be worsened by foam (plastic), as it's nonporous and, therefore, traps air, perspiration, and humidity. In turn, this generates a hot and damp breeding ground for bacteria, especially as our minuscule skin scales do not travel through foams and remain trapped within this toxic breeding ground. This is bad for us and our immediate environment in so many ways.
Virtually all the mattresses made worldwide now use foam layers, but not ours! Latex, particularly "natural latex", is being heavily championed as a foam alternative but it's only minimally better than foam, reflex foam, memory foam, et cetera. Sprung and natural fillers are by far the best choice. (Please read more below.)
"Natural latex" is nothing but rubber and it's absolutely not natural. It requires many poisonous and toxic chemicals and chemical processes, delivering the same negative realities as the foam mattresses mentioned above. The myth that it's biodegradable in landfills is also nonsense. Tests have shown that latex takes over 150 years to biodegrade in landfill conditions.
We use only 100% cotton covers, natural fire retardants, proper quality springs, natural porous fillers, and traditional craftmanship.
Our mattresses give years of cool, supportive, and comfortable sleep. The same applies to our sturdy beautiful beds. Built to last using solid wood and ply, the natural finishes are VOCs-safe and protected with a long-lasting quality finish.
Beds are in the 10 Week Free Trial, too! All with free delivery, assembly, and returns (to most of southern UK), saving you up to £128 compared to prices of other retailers' standard beds and mattress full service.
One-to-one video link with us into our display room for more insight into access issues, back aches, etc. here: 'Video Shop With Us'.
Our workshop address is for collections only.
Unit 3B, Ring Way, N11 2UD. 10am to 4pm on weekdays.
We use minimal packaging, so please ensure that any collections are done with your own protective blankets, cardboard, and care at hand.